KUALA LUMPUR — The National Library of Malaysia (PNM) has forged a collaboration with Majlis Amanah Rakyat (MARA) to further enhance the quality of delivery of information resources in support of the Government Transformation Programme.
The collaboration was achieved through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the director-general of the National Library Nafisah Ahmad and MARA director-general Datuk Ibrahim Ahmad today.
Nafisa in her speech at the signing ceremony, said the two-year collaboration, effective today until December 2018, would include preparation of access to physical and electronic information resources, as well as advisory and consultancy services in the fields of library and librarianship.
Meanwhile, Ibrahim in his speech said the MoU would be a paradigm shift in empowering knowledge and also a continuous technology-sharing effort.
In another development, Ibrahim said MARA lauded the proposal to set up a MARA Junior Science College (MRSM) specifically for children of high-income parents.
However, he said the proposal should be scrutinised from various angles, including in terms of management cost.
“We do not want to be seen as being too eager to make money. Our policy is to help provide educational opportunities for deserving students,” he said, adding that minimum requirement to enrol to MRSM had recently been changed to give priority to students from low-income families, especially from rural areas.